Sports injuries occur when one is engaging in sports but can also occur from other tedious physical exercises. These injuries can result from repetitive movements, improper training or lack of conditioning / nourishment. Training without proper warm up is the reason for most sports injuries. Listed below are popular sports injuries:
Shoulder Pain – The SLAP tear (tear in the ring of cartilage around shoulder socket), shoulder dislocation and rotator cuff injury are the most common shoulder pain injuries caused by sports. These injuries may cause pain that you may not be able to pinpoint while also creating a major reduction in range of motion
Elbow Pain – Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is a condition that affects the elbow due to overuse. The tendons connecting the wrist and fingers become painful and generally affects sports persons frequently using the overarm motions.
Wrist Pain –Broken wrist or Distal Radial Fracture typically occurs due to a fall onto your open hand. The fracture usually occurs on the wrist towards the side of the thumb.
Ankle Pain – Ankle sprains are caused by accidents on the playing field, while ankle strains occur due to overuse of the ankle. Ankle strains gradually causes wear and tear of the ankle joints.
Low Back Pain – The most common injury of the lower back while playing sports is a slipped disc injury that causes sciatica (inflammation of a nerve in the leg).
Carpal Tunnel – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the inflammation of the median nerve and the tendons connecting the wrist, hand and the first 3 fingers of the hand. It usually causes a tingling sensation and numbness in the affected area.
Finger/Toe Pain – A ‘Jammed finger’ indicates a sprain, strain or a dislocation of a finger and needs to be carefully diagnosed. ‘Turf toe’ occurs when you bend your big toe beyond its limit of movement.
Foot/Hand Pain – Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by pain in the heel of the foot that grows progressively. Hand pain can be caused by several conditions so it is highly essential to get is diagnosed accurately.
Tendon and Ligament Pain – Soft tissue injury often results in conditions like Tendonitis, Bursitis, Contusions and sprains. These injuries very often affect the tendons and ligaments of various joints.